On 22 March 1968, students storm Nanterre university campus. Barely a month later, their movement spread to almost every college in the country; the Sorbonne becomes a rebel enclave in the middle of the Republic. Very quickly, the workers’ unions join them. Shortages are threatening, the state is paralyzed. The strike — or war, as you wish — is declared.
Fifty years later, the people is still roaring. As in May 1968, this climate goes far beyond our borders. British teachers fight for their retirement; Dreamers, for a passport… A wave of social struggles is currently breaking out over the West, from which it seems difficult to escape.
If history undeniably repeats itself, are battles conducted differently in the era of instantaneity? How can our culture, from clothing to music, be part of a revolt? To what extent?
Run and draw your war paintings, we’ll decipher the rest. •